Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been moved to a maximum-security prison, authorities have said. Allies of the jailed Kremlin critic had raised the alarm when he was transferred from his prison colony to an unknown location without warning on Tuesday. But according to media reports, the chairman of a prison monitoring commission later said that Navalny had been moved to the IK-6 prison in the village of Melekhovo. Navalny later confirmed his new location on Telegram on Wednesday, saying he was confined to a “strict regime” and in quarantine. "Alexei Navalny was taken away from the penal colony No. 2 [in Pokrov near Moscow]," Navalny's chief of staff, Leonid Volkov had said on Telegram . "His lawyer, who came to see him, was held at the gate until 14:00, and then was told that there is no such convict," he added. "We do not know where Alexei is now and to which colony he is being taken." The same statement was shared on Tuesday by … [Read more...] about Alexei Navalny: Jailed Kremlin critic moved to maximum-security prison
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It's the photo that changed the course of pregnancy photoshoots forever – and obliterated the idea that pregnancy was anything but sexy and empowering. The 'More Demi Moore' Vanity Fair cover of August 1991 was the photoshoot that had everybody talking. Selling a record number of 1.2 million copies that month (a major boost from the usual 800,000 for the publication), Annie Leibovitz's snap of a naked, glowing and seven-month-pregnant Demi Moore was a sight for sore eyes. Then Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown revealed to CNBC's 'The Brave Ones' that prior to Moore's shoot, pregnant celebrities were routinely photographed from the chest up . READ MORE: How Rihanna rewrote the celeb baby drop Emily Ratajkowski recreates Demi Moore's famous pregnancy photoshoot for Halloween Pregnant Serena Williams poses nude for Vanity Fair cover She had an urge to do something different. "I had been looking for a cover that would sort of turn the mood from the '80s right … [Read more...] about Demi Moore’s iconic nude, pregnant photoshoot for Vanity Fair was never meant for the public
A Wi-Fi network with the name "bomb on board" caused a Turkish Airlines flight to make an emergency landing after passengers became alarmed, Reuters reported Thursday. The flight was on its way to Nairobi from its departure city of Istanbul when the suspiciously titled Wi-Fi network was detected. The flight then had to make an emergency stop at Sudan's Khartoum airport. The airplane and all of its passengers were then thoroughly inspected by security. After nothing harmful was detected, all 100 passengers boarded the plane again and the flight carried on safely. "Experts said the Wi-Fi network in question was created on board," Turkish Airlines said. "No irregularities were seen after security procedures were carried out, and passengers were brought back on the plane once boarding restarted." Wi-Fi networks can be created on cell phones and other devices, and individuals have the capability to name them whatever they like. Turkish Airlines did not clarify whether authorities … [Read more...] about A flight had to make an emergency landing because of a Wi-Fi network name.
After Russia invaded Ukraine, the Slovak parliament passed a law to shut down media spreading disinformation. Then, in just a few days, the National Security Authority (NBÚ) blocked the Hlavné správy and Armádny magazín websites. A week later, Hlavný denník and Infovojna followed suit. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Their blocking was supposed to last until the end of June, but the parliament has since approved that it can be extended until the end of September. However, the NBÚ did not act this time. More than a month has passed since the websites have become available again and will most likely remain so. Actually, the NBÚ could find reasons for their blocking again. The Sme daily analysed whether the content of these websites changed in any way after unblocking, focusing on how they report on the war in Ukraine, as it was the … [Read more...] about Disiformation outlets are back, prompting no response from state
The appearance of Carter Page in the Nunes memo is the latest odd connection to the Russia investigation for a man disavowed by the Trump administration yet whose name seems to never quite fade away. From his trademark grin to his appearances on news shows, Page has remained an enigma that hints at some deeper, yet unknown, involvement. But there is something else that has always intrigued me about Page: some of the similarities we seem to share. We both served in the US Navy and were both approached by Russian intelligence officers and FBI counterintelligence special agents. But is that where the similarities end? As somebody who spent over three years working undercover for the FBI as a double-agent against the Russians, I have often asked myself if the Page saga represents a US intelligence failure or perhaps something else. Is it possible that Page may have been helping the US government? Could he have, in fact, been a US operational asset? Carter Page first came to the … [Read more...] about Was Carter Page a spy? For the Russians? Or the US?
MELANIE EARLEY/STUFF Forensics arrive at the scene on Waitaki St, Henderson, where a man died on Thursday, November 19, of serious injuries following a "disturbance". A man found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering his father in West Auckland has been detained as a special patient in hospital. Derek Lance McFarland, 62, died after a “disturbance” at a house in Waitaki St, Henderson, on the night of November 19, 2020. Dion McFarland, 39, was charged with his murder, but earlier this year Justice Sally Fitzgerald found when he fatally stabbed and killed his father he was insane at the time. In a recently-released judgment to Stuff Justice Paul Davison made an order under the Mentally Impaired Persons Act, directing McFarland to be detained as a special patient at the Mason Clinic, a secure psychiatric facility. READ MORE: Man charged with murdering his father found not guilty by reason of insanity Man accused of stabbing police officer in … [Read more...] about Man detained as a special patient after being found not guilty of murdering father
The raid on Donald Trump's Florida estate has stunned his supporters, enemies and observers around the world. While Mr Trump described it as a "dark times for our nation" , White House officials admitted that they knew nothing of the FBI's plans to storm his Mar-a-Lago home. It comes amid three separate ongoing investigations into the former president - one in Atlanta for conspiracy to commit electoral fraud during the 2020 election, another in New York into the financial affairs of his real estate company, and a third by a US House select committee into the US Capitol insurrection. What were the FBI looking for in Florida? After Donald Trump's presidency ended in January last year, officials found he had taken 15 boxes from the White House to his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. Advertisement This investigation was launched by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the independent US government body charged with preserving … [Read more...] about Why the FBI has raided Donald Trump’s estate – and what it is investigating
PETER MEECHAM Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price talks to media in Christchurch on Sunday afternoon. A high level investigation is under way following the alleged murder of a woman by a mental health patient in Christchurch. The director of mental health is using statutory powers under the Mental Health Act to inspect the unit the patient was in. The director of mental health has invoked rarely used statutory powers to order an inspection of Christchurch’s Hillmorton Hospital’s secure unit following an alleged murder by a patient. Laisa Waka, 52, was just metres from her home in Cheyenne St, Sockburn, when she was attacked by a man wielding a knife about 4.20pm on Saturday. She died at the scene. A 37-year-old man, who has name suppression , was arrested a short time later, about 500 metres away in Epsom Rd, and charged with murder. READ MORE: Youths to be treated in 'dark and oppressive' hospital for three more years Mental … [Read more...] about Inspection ordered after patient allegedly murders woman on city street
The director of mental health did not have confidence in the Canterbury health authority’s ability to ensure a “timely review” following an alleged murder by a mental health patient. Laisa Waka, 52, was just metres from her home in Christchurch, when she was attacked by a man wielding a knife about 4.20pm on June 25. She died at the scene. A 37-year-old man, who has name suppression, was arrested a short time later, about 500 metres away in Epsom Rd, and charged with murder. The man was a patient in a secure unit at Hillmorton Hospital. He was on community leave at the time of Waka’s death. READ MORE: Man who allegedly murdered woman walking home from work keeps name secret Wider inspection of mental health service follows alleged fatal stabbing Fiji police pay respects to constable who lost mum in Christchurch stabbing Correspondence released to Stuff under the Official Information Act reveals Health Minister Andrew Little wrote to the director of mental … [Read more...] about Health leader had ‘no confidence’ in local DHB’s ability for ‘timely’ review into alleged murder
Published 29 September 2015 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Four high-profile UK jihadists fighting or recruiting for Islamic State militants in Syria are to be subjected to UN sanctions, at the UK's request. The UN's updated sanctions list named the four as Omar Hussain from High Wycombe, Nasser Muthana from Cardiff, Aqsa Mahmood from Glasgow and Sally-Anne Jones from Chatham in Kent. They will face a travel ban and a freeze of their assets. The move is a new tactic to stem the flow of recruits to the IS group. At least 700 Britons have travelled to support or fight for jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to British police. About half have since returned to the UK. 'Grandstanding' It is the first time since 2006 that Britain has submitted names to the UN sanctions regime, which was set up to tackle suspected al-Qaeda terrorism and extended to IS. … [Read more...] about Four British jihadists face UN sanctions